Searching for peace of mind

If anxiety is getting in the way of enjoying life, it may be time to do something about it. These resources can help you manage your mental well being and help you understand your own situation better.



At Ease: Anxiety & Worry Relief
Meditation Oasis
Apple App Store ($2.99)

The Meditation Oasis® At Ease app has a unique approach to relieving anxiety and worry by combining voice-guided breathing meditations, mental exercises and journaling. At Ease is intended to make deep and lasting change rather than applying a temporary “band aid”. Most people will experience immediate relief using the guided breathing meditations, but the long term benefit of At Ease will come from using the app regularly over time.



Relax Melodies: A white noise ambience for sleep, meditation & yoga
Apple App Store (FREE)

Relax Melodies is the leader in personalized relaxation and sleep assistance. No more insomnia for you! Tension is a thing of the past at any moment! Just custom mix your favorite high quality sounds from a selection of 46, then slip naturally into a relaxed state or a deep, rejuvenating sleep. Join 5,000,000 relaxed users for the ultimate and easiest relaxation experience!



The National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Apple App Store (FREE)
Android Market (FREE)

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.



Worry Box—Anxiety Self-Help
Excel At Life
Android Market (FREE)

Use the Worry Box audio to coach you through an exercise to learn how to manage worry. Determine whether your worry is important or unimportant and whether it is controllable or uncontrollable. Then use the worry box imagery and self-talk to learn how to put your worries away.



Stop, Breathe & Think.
Guided Meditations Tailored to Your Emotions
Free Android and iOS apps available at 



Stress Doctor by Azumio
Stress reducer and slow breathing yoga exercise.
Apple ($4.99)



The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It
Margaret Wehrenberg
ISBN: 978-0393705560

A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress.

Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net.

Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own.

Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Margaret Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top ten anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to evict your anxious thoughts. 20 illustrations.



The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Program 
William J. Knaus
ISBN: 978-1572245723

When anxious feelings spiral out of control, they can drain your energy and prevent you from living the life you want. If you’re ready to stop letting your anxiety have the upper hand, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety can help. This workbook offers a step-by-step program you can use, on your own or with a therapist, to end anxiety and get back to living a rich and productive life.

With this book, you’ll develop a personal plan using techniques from rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), powerful treatment methods proven to be even more effective in the long term than anxiety medication. You’ll learn to recognize your anxiety triggers, develop skills to stop anxious thoughts before they get out of control, and stop needless fears from coming back.

This book has received the prestigious accolade of being included in The Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series—created to honor the life and work of Albert Ellis, the founder of rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). REBT is one of the most widely-practiced therapies throughout the world and is the foundation for cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based approaches. These books provide proven-effective treatments and tools to improve psychological well-being, while also supporting advancements in psychotherapy for the betterment of humanity.



The Anti-Anxiety Toolkit: Rapid Techniques to Rewire the Brain 
Melissa Tiers
ISBN: 978-1466451728

The new book from the award winning author of “Integrative Hypnosis: A comprehensive Course in Change” This book will teach you the most powerful and rapid ways to reduce excessive fear, worry and anxiety. Utilizing the latest research in neuroscience and mind/body medicine, you learn how to rewire your brain and change habituated patterns as you empower yourself with the most cutting edge and easy to apply processes available. Integrating techniques from the fields of clinical hypnosis, NLP, Cognitive, Behavioral and Energy Psychology, this book is comprehensive and life changing.


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